Small Business (SB) / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and other certifications

Learn how to apply for or Re-Apply for Certification as a Small Business and/or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise with the State of California. Suppliers interested in Small Business (SB), Small Business for the Purpose of Public Works (SB-PW) and/or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification can also apply, re-apply or access their profiles.

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State Certifications

Department of General Services (DGS)

The DGS Office of Small Business and DVBE Services offers resources to assist certified small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises with the state contracting process. OSDS is the state’s certifying agency that administers the small business, small business for the purpose of public works, and DVBE certification programs.

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). We empower California through access to safe, clean, and affordable utility services and infrastructure. The CPUC is also responsible for regulating Electric Power Procurement and Generation.

California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)

Assists Caltrans’ Districts, Divisions and Programs in procuring Information Technology (IT), non-IT commodities, executing IT, commercial services, Architectural and Engineering (A&E) and minor Public Works contracts.

Other Certifications

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

To deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, grow, and build resilient businesses. SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Fulfilling President Lincoln’s promise to care for those who have served in our nation’s military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.

California Office of the Small Business Advocate
1325 J Street, Suite 1800

Sacramento, CA 95814
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